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Welcome to Southport Orchestra


Southport Orchestra is growing and now has over 50 members. However, we are not just growing in numbers but also in reputation because of our excellent performances. We are a really friendly group of talented musicians who enjoy performing and just playing together and whilst we have a great deal of fun making music, we also take our performances very seriously, that is why we are very happy to rehearse hard each week to make each concert a success.

We play mostly a 'classical' repertoire but also perform light music, usually in a gala performance in the summer.

Whilst we are continuing to grow, we always need new musicians, especially in the string sections. However, vacancies in other sections do occur from time to time. If you are interested, have a look in our 'Join Us' section for details. Our rehearsals are from 7:45pm to 10pm on Tuesday evenings at All Saints Church Hall, off Park Road, Southport PR9 9JB.

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A fantastic Summer Pops programme awaits...


James Bond
Capriccio Italien
Piano Concerto - 2nd movement only
Hungarian Fantasy
Piano Concerto - 1st Movement only
Facade (Polka and Popular Song only)
Piano Concerto - 2nd movement only
Karelia Suite - 1st movement only

Warsaw Concerto
Piano Concerto - 2nd movement only
Unforgettable Year 1919
Danzon No. 2

An introduction to our soloists

Our principal flautist Jane Pembleton-Smyth is playing Doppler's Hungarian Fantasy.
Jane studied the flute at the Royal Northern College of Music with Kate Hill and Trevor Wye, and has played in masterclasses with Geoffrey Gilbert and William Bennett. After graduating, she stayed in Manchester until she moved to Preston in Guild Year, 1992, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Jane teaches the flute at Keele and Manchester Metropolitan universities and at Wolverhampton and Clitheroe Royal grammar schools.

Alongside her pianist, Fenella Haworth-Head, Jane has given solo recitals all around the North West and is leader of the flute section of Southport Orchestra. She plays on an Oston-Brannen flute with an Ian McLauchlan headjoint.

Tom Kimmance was born in Liverpool. His musical career began as a self taught pianist at thirteen years of age. Within months, his talent was evident to others, namely when he transcribed Mozart's 'Ronda Alla Turca' by ear and performed the piece at a local festival from memory.

In the years that followed Tom went on to study music full time and it was during his time at college that he made his debut as a professional soloist, performing concerto's by Beethoven and Mozart and discovering his love for composition.

Continuing his education at the University of Liverpool under the tutelage of John Gough, Tom continued to perform numerous concertos and recitals; he also had guidance from international concert pianists Gil Sullivan, Joanna MacGregor OBE and Stephen Hough CBE. He completed his BA Hons Music with the highest mark on record for a solo undergraduate performance.

After gaining a first class masters degree in 2008, Tom has been in demand as a concert pianist for orchestra's across the UK. His repertoire has included concerto's by Mozart, Beethoven, Atterburg, Gershwin, Grieg, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky plus many more. Tom also performs as a chamber musician, solo recitalist and appears regularly as a duet partner with John Gough.

Alongside his performing career, Tom teaches at the University of Liverpool. He is also an accompanist and keen composer and his works have been performed across the North of England.

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